October 6, 04:20 PM GMT
5,000 - 7,000 USD
1970, unique, inscribed on reverse RADAR, 1970, L 85, a. giorgi
18k yellow gold curved rectangular brooch/pendant with four square kinetic elements, each bearing a circular cutout with a small central ring
2 ⅛ by 1 ½ by ½ in.; 5.4 by 3.9 by 1.2 cm.
Torrini Collection, Florence
Alberto Giorgi collaborated with Torrini, the celebrated company of Florentine goldsmiths, around the time he created this Radar pendant. His three-dimensional kinetic pieces are reminiscent of complicated mechanisms; truly art jewelry.
Giorgi’s Radar brooch/pendant ‘isn’t just an aesthetic object to wear. It is complex mechanisms that combine the artistic and technical origins of the 1960s. Engineering development, the relationship between machine and man, mechanics, invading space like instruments of celestial measurement, the whole consideration about time and the cultural period found expression and image in the sculptural work of Giorgi.’— Nastya Ivlieva, ‘Alberto Giorgi:
Tradition and Kinetic Art.’